I have loaded POI's with the BMP files on an SD card as per instructions, as far as I know. The icons will not show up, just a destination flag. I have renamed the files to be the same with the csv or bmp extensions. Tried 24x24 and 48x48.This is driving me crazy. Also, can you get the icons to display even if you haven't set it as a destination (like seeing the Walmarts on the screen as you drive}.
Here's a faq on common causes:
and another due to causes like PC users getting double extensions by mistake due to Windows default "hide file extensions for known file types:"
If your RV770 acts like many of the newer Garmin devices, also know that if you've turned off the map layer showing the map's built-in icons in your GPS Settings, you will also lose your custom icons.
Shout back if more is needed. Good luck.
You may want to try this before you start troubleshooting.
1.Turn on the GPS and select one of your custom poi files with a bmp icon you done.
2.Touch the file to show the 50 closest to you.
3,Touch anyone of the individual pois.
4.Touch the i. If the icon was done correctly,you will now see it displayed.
Here is a video for doing custom pois that may help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhhb5FPyLW0 .Supporting videos are here http://www.poi-factory.com/node/45601
Using your directions Did get me to show the icon when I pressed info (i) when the 50 closests POI's showing. Now, when I press GO, the icon disappears and only shows the destination flag. What I am wanting, is to have all the icons (like McDonalds) show up on the map while I am driving, to see what's up ahead and then pick one. I also tried loading via manual mode and alert distance, but no luck. Any ideas?
Using your directions Did get me to show the icon when I pressed info (i) when the 50 closests POI's showing. Now, when I press GO, the icon disappears and only shows the destination flag. What I am wanting, is to have all the icons (like McDonalds) show up on the map while I am driving, to see what's up ahead and then pick one...
From what you write above, it seems you're looking for the upcoming icons when zoomed out quite a bit whether on a route or not.
From the above I can't see my Icons link, there's this statement:
...you must be zoomed to 200 feet or closer on the map. Unless the RV 770 is different than the above info, I doubt that you can see upcoming custom POI icons when zoomed out.
The I can't see my Icons also points to other issues: map layers, and orientation including North Up or Track Up that likely could also be an issue for missing icons when you know they've been successfully loaded as you've confirmed.
One potential "sort of" solution would be while on a route from Point A to Point B, that you back out to the menu page, tap Where To, then Custom POIs, then McDonalds. At some point, you should be given the option of picking a McDs either: near your Current Location, at the Destination, or Along the Route. If selecting Along the Route, you could look at the arrows and distance to pick an upcoming McDs to set as a new destination or as a waypoint that keeps your original destination.
Once again, good luck.
Here are some FAQ from Garmin that cover your device about icons. Check them out. Make sure to click the show more tab at the bottom of the first page to see all info on next page. https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?productID=570074&searchQue... See also https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=LKoH1l1Tqa1QoA12ky1Yh7...
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